Most Improved Player: Ryan Anderson
The 2011-2012 Most Improved Player is Ryan Anderson. He is the 5th Orlando Magic to receive the prestigious award, along with Scott Skiles, Darrell Armstrong, Tracy McGrady, and Hedo Turkoglu.
The three point shooting specialist came out blazing this year with career highs in points (16.1) and rebounds (7.7); an increase from his 10.6 ppg and 5.5 rpg the previous year.
While Anderson's performance has been less than stellar in the playoffs this year, he has proved to be the perfect compliment on the floor when Dwight Howard is playing. His ability to stretch the floor when a big man draws the double team is a valuable skill set that will only elongate the longevity of his career.